Panel Discussion on Gender Equity Across The Caribbean


‘Gender Equity Across the Caribbean’ is the latest in The Caribbean Voice’s (TCV) online panel discussions (PD) which is organized in collaboration with the St. Lucia Crisis Center. Set for March 31 at 6PM, New York City time, this will focus on the state of gender equity across the Caribbean and discuss strategies for bettering what currently exists.

    Panelists, drawn from across the Caribbean and Diaspora, are as follows:


  • Dr. Sue Ann Barratt (she/her), Lecturer and Head, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
  • Alexandrine Wong, President, Women Against Rape, Antigua & Barbuda
  • Janey Joseph, Director, St. Lucia Department of Gender Relations
  •  Ms. Annmarie Williams, Deputy Program Manager for Gender and Development, Directorate Of Human And Social Development, CARICOM Secretariat 
  • Indranie Chandarpal, Chairperson of Women’ and Gender Equality Commission, Guyana
  •  Dr. Chinwe Obuaku-Igwe, Honours Coordinator, Department of Sociology, University of the Western Cape
  • Lancia Isidore, Head, St. Lucia Crisis Center
  • Dr. Karren Dunkley, award winning educator, social activist and entrepreneur, USA by way of Jamaica

    To be hosted by psychologists, Anu Bissessar and Samidha Maharaj, members of The Caribbean Voice from Trinidad & Tobago, this panel discussion follows on numerous others by TCV since this PD series was launched in 2019. The next PD will be on ‘Autism’ in April, to mark World Autism Month. Other PDs to follow include ‘bullying’, ‘mental health and fitness’, ‘mental health resiliency’, ‘dealing with grief’, ‘addressing trauma’ and ‘tackling attitudes that foster violence against women’.


This is the link to the video of last PD on ‘Building Safety and Resilience for Domestic Violence Victims & Survivors’:

    Another in TCV’s ongoing services is workshops. The last one was on ‘Youth Relationship Violence Prevention, held on March 4. This is the link to the video of that workshop: Upcoming workshops  will be on ‘addressing trauma’, mental health and fitness’, ‘dealing with grief’, ‘building mental health resiliency’. 

    TCV is inviting those interested in being panelists or workshop participants, to make contact via email @[email protected] or What’s App at 646-461-0574.

    TCV is also planning an exploratory meeting for a virtual Caribbean Regional Conference on Domestic Violence. Interest in such a conference has been expresses by individuals and organizations across the Caribbean and Diaspora. The first meeting is scheduled for April and an open invitation is offered to others (activists, advocates, policy makers, stakeholders, experts, researchers) to touch base with TCV to participate in the initial meeting.


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